Elizabeth A Alexander

Independent Non-Executive Director


Elizabeth Alexander is a Company Director and advisor with Ashurst International legal firm. She is currently the Chair of Medibank Private, anon-executive director of Dexus Property Group and Chancellor of University of Melbourne.

Elizabeth was the former Chair of CSL and also the former independent Chair of the Audit Committee of the Australian Prudential Regulator (APRA) and of the Risk and Audit Committee of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.  She is a former member of the Takeovers Panel and Deputy Chair of the Financial Reporting Council. As a former partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers (1977-2002), she specialised in the area of risk management and corporate governance issues, and was responsible for the establishment of these practices within Australian.

Elizabeth has served on many government committees which have included the Trade Policy Advisory Committee of the Minister of Trade, the Small Business Council of Australia, the Australian Film Commission and the Gas and Fuel Corporation. Elizabeth is a past National President of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and is a former National President of CPA Australia. It was during her Presidency of CPA Australia that the drive for legal backing to accounting standards in Australia was achieved.

She was a winner of the Veuve Cliquot Business Woman of the Year, is a former Chair of the Board of Advice to the Salvation Army in Australia, and is National President of the Winston Churchill Fellowship Trust. She is a member of the Order of Australia, and was awarded a Centenary medal.